I believe he said this because he was derided for what he was doing, but he was not going to stop. The quote relates to my struggles backpacking 90 miles in New Mexico. Even though it may of been the most difficult thing I have done, I did not give up. I endured the challenge and achieved a level of success I had only dreamed of. I had been backpacking before, but when I had heard of Philmont, a scout camp out in New Mexico, I was exceptionally excited.
It was only about one month before I started counting down the days until the first day of the vacation. I remember the first day exceedingly well. The beaten trail was used by many but for me, I was mesmerized by the beauty of the landscape. It felt like we were countless miles
Traveling from city to city after every two years since childhood made me realize how much there is to learn and explore. This nomadic lifestyle of mine gave me a thirst to travel and learn about new places, diverse people, and their surroundings. Traveling became a part of life because I am the daughter of an armed officer, but the extensive change in locations made me hungry for more experience. It captivated me to my deepest core. Little did I know that this carving for new adventures would remain with me.
We could barely lay straight on the weary floor. The rugged walls seemed so tall when it surrounded us. Cold air travelled throughout my body giving me the shivers and quivers. Darkness swallowed everything but left four of us behind, giving us the ultimate trial of survival. Attempting to look around the cave, the dampness of the air coated every one of us.
It starts with getting lost in the cave with Becky after a long romantic day they spend together. It pushes him to comfort her fear, and find his way out no matter what. “They rose up and wandered along, hand in hand and hopeless. They tried to estimate how long they had been in the cave, but all they knew was that it seemed days and weeks, and yet it was not plain that this could not be, for their candles were not gone yet.” (226).
I wanted to journey down and touch the water feeling the fresh mountain water along my feet and see the lopsided mountain. That day was when I knew I wanted to travel to see other places within the island and as I grew older I fell in love with the idea of seeing other exotic places with new but historical landmarks. The awe of the view left me speechless. The mandala on the other hand had also helped me remember the time of this event and all the trips I have came across. So one day I will go to waipio valley and feel the love and joy that I once did when I was
It made me feel sad that we couldn’t stay any longer but it was amazing to have experienced all the fun with my favorite friends and family all together. The ride back was noisy with all the funny things that had happened to us and all the things we were taking back home as memories of our week. It took us longer to get home because there was a lot of traffic, but we made it. Everyone was asleep and once in a while my dad would make my mom drive because he was tired. Having spent my week close to the beach was something phenomenal, mostly if it’s with special
While it is true you had long stretches of silence as you made your way to Santiago, the silence you experience as you walk out of the city, and begin to make your way towards Finisterra, will be different. The days leading up to your arrival in Santiago were filled with anticipation and excitement. After you entered the city, you celebrated with friends, were reacquainted with people you had met along the way, engaged in the Pilgrim’s Mass, lingered over dinner, and eventually said your goodbyes to many who would not be continuing on. The time was full of energy, emotion, and conversation. Now you are leaving that all behind.
This especially came up during the 2 hour long solo time that we had every year on the last full day on the trail. We had time to both reflect on our week, and to plan for when we got back to civilization. This year we each got a word to reflect on during solos. I had courage. What does courage mean?
10/12 today i tried to find a way to get out of the part of the forest i was in so i followed down river for a bit and i was having no luck with that so i went back to my shelter and it started raining so i set out some cups to try to catch some water so i wouldn 't dehydrate and it rained for a good hour and i got a lot of
I. I’ve been writin’ a lot about darlin’s lately and I’m no longer sure if it’s because I like the idea of a person held so close their name rolls out with dropped gs and the promise of affection Or if it’s because the South is finally sticking in my bones. II.
Yesterday, we went out for hotpot which is an event me and my friends have been waiting for a long time. Even though the rain drops like a storm coming right in front of us, but it did not stop us from travelling all the way from Santa Cruz to Fremont. On highway 17, the water splashed by the cars passing by us. It was scary because it blocks everything.